Zosel carried the football 39 times for 257 yards. Ryan Dietz had 15 carries of the football for 48 yards. Three other Tigers racked up rushing yards in this crowd-pleasing MACA win: Connor Koebernick (13 yards on five carries), Toby Sayles (20 yards on two carries) and Chase Metzger (nine yards on two carries).
The passing game has sure not taken its place in the MACA offense. Will that be developed? We'll see. Both in the opener vs. West Central Area and in Game 2 vs. ACGC, passing didn't amount to much. Against ACGC we had zippo yards in passing. At least there were no interceptions, unlike in the opener. So, we don't have to review receiving stats!
Dietz was alert to pounce on a fumble. He had five solo tackles and two assists. Zosel put up the same 5/2 defensive numbers. Sayles had three solos and two assists. Hunter Gades came through with two solos/four assists. Koebernick delivered at 2/3. Zosel attacked attacked the quarterback to get two sacks. Tim Travis and Paul Hockert each had one sack. The Tigers lost one fumble.
Two ACGC Falcons each rushed for 47 yards: Jeremy Nelson and Michael Trebil. Jaren Kaddatz rushed for 20 yards. Kaddatz was one of two Falcons throwing passes. He gained 35 yards with his passes, while teammate Miahcel Trebil completed seven of 14 pass attempts for 69 yards with no interceptions. Ryan Molinaro had three catches for 33 yards. Ryan Amdahl made two catches for 41 yards.
The Tigers may have dominated this game but it was ACGC scoring first: Jeremy Nelson ran the ball in from 16. Then came Zosel's 47-yard scamper for six. The conversion play saw Dylan Gillespie pass successfully to Jared Rohloff. The Zosel show then took over. The marquee Tiger scored touchdowns from the seven, one and four. The PAT kick tries were no-go on these scores. Then it was Sayles getting the ball into the end zone on a run from the 18. Eli Grove kicked the point-after.
ACGC got its consolation score on a pass from Michael Trebil to Ryan Amdahl, and the kick was good.
Four straight TDs by Zosel! Opponents are going to have to try to devise ways to at least slow down the marquee Tiger.
Our next opponent is Benson. This will be our first road test, 7 p.m. Friday. We're 2-0!
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